A while back, my attention was temporarily diverted from Kdrama and I was swept into the land of the Jdrama. Or I should say, pulled in by a certain actor named Kimura Takuya. After watching him in the drama Pride, I was hooked, and I vowed here to watch everything of his that I could get my hands on. Of course, with my squirrel like attention span, I didn’t quite make it. Partly because I ran out of interest (not because the shows were bad, I just don’t have staying power–it’s why I can’t watch American TV either) and partly because there are just so many of them! Here’s a list of the dramas I made it through and, briefly, my thoughts on each.
I moved from Long Vacation to Love Generation, and while, at first, I hated the heroine, impish just doesn’t work for me, but once she toned it down the whole show got better for me. I liked the story line with the main couple and it was interesting that they got together just a few episodes into it’s run. Of course, we know that if a couple gets together early, this does not bode well for their relationship and Love Generation was no exception. After they get together, I was so angry when the fiance of the hero’s brother (and the hero’s first love) thought she’d made a mistake in choosing the brother and started chasing after the hero. Um. Lady. You had your chance and you wasted it! You can’t decide, once he’s moved on with another girl and your choice stops paying attention to you, that you’ve changed your mind. You shouldnt’ play with people, and most especially brothers that way. The heroine, as she kept dumping him and running away at the end of the story got old fast (you know, after the first time she ran away), but I guess you’ll get trust issues when you catch your boyfriend kissing his brother’s fiance. Despite that, it was an enjoyable watch and an interesting look the realities of an office romance.